Body Ratio : Gulliver in the Land of the Lilliputians.
When Gulliver landed in Lilliput he discovered that the Lilliputians were 1/12 his size. If you were travelling with Gulliver, what size would your Lilliputian double be?
My Height _____________ My Lilliputian Height ___________
Now Imagine you are a Lilliputian and Gulliver is visiting your school.
My Height _____________ Gulliver's Height ___________
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Pg. 70 " The seamstresses took my measure as I lay on the ground, one standing at my neck, and another at my mid-leg, with a strong cord extended, that each held by the end, while a third measured the length of the cord with a rule of an inch long. Then they measured my right thumb, and desired no more; for by a mathematical computation, that twice round the thumb is once round the wrist, and so on to the neck and waist, and by the help of my old shirt, which I displayed on the ground before them for a pattern, they fitted me exactly.
Make the following measurements to see if Swift's " Rule of Thumb " is true.
Record and Predict Measurements:
Thumb ___________________ x 2 = _________________
Wrist ____________________ x 2 = ____________________________
Neck _____________________ x 2 = __________________
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